I know it's a cliche (because of V Day), but I love flowers in February. I need them this time of year - they bring cheer to my winter doldrums.
This pink tulip was a Valentine's Day gift from my husband to his girls. Stella has a special relationship with flowers. She has been saying that she wants to be a florist for the last year. She draws beautiful flowers and can remember the names of lots of wildflowers. Anyhow, her little 4-year-old face just lite up when she saw the tulips from Todd.
These baby snowdrops have just popped up in my garden. They are my favourite sign that spring is on its way. I'm especially happy to see these ones because I planted them last spring when I was miserable in my nauseous pregnant body. It was an accomplishment to do anything 'extra' - and believe me, bending over and digging in my garden was definitely extra. But I did it. These snowdrops remind me that I managed.
Look what else is blooming in my garden right now. The lovely Hellebore Ivory Prince. The flowers are cream, pink, and green - a wonderful colour combination. I got three of these plants for my birthday from my mom and dad - a perfect gift.
My last February flower is me. Yup. 35 years ago my mom named me after this wildflower.